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Coroner apologizes after family buries wrong person

2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Saturday, June 24 2017 Jun 24, 2017 June 24, 2017 10:34 PM June 24, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
SANTA ANA, Calif. - An official is apologizing to a family who buried an unidentified man that was wrongly identified by the coroner's office as their son.
  
Sheriff's Lt. Lane Lagaret, a spokesman for the coroner's office, says in a statement Saturday that the department extends regrets to the family of 57-year-old Frank Kerrigan "for any emotional stress caused as a result of this unfortunate incident."
  
Kerrigan's parents buried a body identified by officials as their son on May 6. Eleven days later, a family friend called them to say their son was alive.
  
Lagaret says the Orange County Sheriff's Department is conducting an internal investigation into the mix-up.
  
He says that all identification policies and procedures will be reviewed to ensure no misidentifications occur in the future.

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